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motion >> announcer: this is al jazeera. >> hello, welcome to the al jazeera newshour. these are the world's top stories - russian troops are reported to have blocked roads and disarmed ukrainian forces in crimea. >> world powers continue to express concern. the u.s. tells russia to rain in its troops. >> china blames separatists for a knife attack at a railway station in which 30 people die. >> desperate refugees try to
flee for their lives in the central african republic. >> mardi gras - the fun starts in rio. >> first, ukraine's security chief says it's calling up all military reserves and wants them to be combat ready as soon as possible, following vladimir putin's request to deploy more soldiers to protect russian interests. >> unidentified troops are in crimea. it is home to ethnic russian community. soldiers, believed to be russia, arrived and later they left. russian troops reportedly disarmed ukrainian guards at a naval base. those developments have been met
with alarm in the west. the u.n. security council convened a second emergency session and canada announced it's recalling its ambassador from moscow. james bays reports from united nations in new york. >> how concerned about the situation are you? >> very, deeply. >> ak bass doors arriving for the -- ambassadors arrive for the second meeting in 24 hours. ambassador, is your country innovating crimea? >> the russian ambassador not answering my question, aware they will be facing criticism. cameras were allowed to film. ukraine's officer appealing. >> we call upon the the security
council to do everything. >> this is dangerous as it is destabilising. we are disturbed by reports of russian intervention into crimea. it is without legal basis, violating russia's commitment to protect the sovereignty and territorial sovereignty of ukraine. >> russia's ambassador presented a different version of events, putting the blame on e.u. for causing the crisis. >> translation: why did it problem need to result in demonstrations? why did the street demonstrations need to be encouraged by people from the e.u.? >> whole the security council met, president obama called president putin. what is the message from the u.s. to president putin? >> the message is pull back your forces.
let us engage in political dialogue, with the ukrainian government reaching out to you for that dialogue. the occupation, the military presence in crimea is a vimation of intergs -- violation of international law. >> the security council is deadlocked. this is a crisis where russia is accused by other security council members, yet they have a veto and can block action. n.a.t.o. and the e.u. will be meeting next in brussels. >> we have a number of correspondents in the region, first to the crimea capital s. >> mferepol -- simferepol. what signs, if any, are there
this morning of movement? >> lots of reports coming in. some diff to verify. a fluid situation. what we understood is at least two military facilities have been surrounded by what are believed to be russian personnel, who have disarmed ukrainian personnel inside, relieved them of their weapons and ammunition and requested they submit to the crimean authorities, the recent government that has been elect here is not recognised by the pours that be now in kiev. those reports we've been getting in of more military tanks or military vehicles on the roads around the crimea between here in simferepol, and the postal court of sevastapol. other reports of other
facilities potentially surrounded by russian personnel or pro-russian civilian groups. difficult to verify. at this stage, what is going on, it appears that the ukrainian military personnel in crimea are finding themselves surrounded. >> thank you from simferepol. now to tim friend in cove. the ukrainian ambassador to the united nations told us that russia and ukraine were on the brink of war. is that the sort of feeling you're picking up on the streets? what is the latest from a combat ready ukraine? >> that's the fear if kiev, and the latest from here is that the head of the state security and defense counsel has just emerged
from a closed-door session of parliament to give a press conference in which he announced all reservists in ukraine are being called up. they are being mobilized and told to gather. he then said that the regular forces were on the highest level of combat alert, and he said that they had agreed to protect key installations. among these are nuclear plants, nuclear energy plants, which now will have increased security as a result of events down in the south in crimea. of course, there's also been incidents in the east of the country where there is equally a pro russian sympathy movement which has been attacking pro
european so they are the key points from the press conference, from the head of security here in kiev. interestingly in his list, number two, is simply marked secret. >> very briefly, you mentioned unrest. i wondered if there were any obvious signs that unrest against the new interim government in kiev is spreading from the crimea to eastern ukraine. both areas, of course, dominated by ethnic russians. >> indeed, and we have seen violence in donets and kharkiv where pro-russian sympathizers went into a building where pro-european supporters demonstrated for some days. they dragged them out. people were beaten. there were more than 50 injured.
this is a very real fear if kiev that the people in the east will be emboldened by events in crimea and take events in that part of ukraine into their own hands. >> now, let's go to moscow. presiden presidents putin and obama talked for what we were told was 90 minutes. it was obviously about ukraine. do we know if that conversation has changed anything on the ground. >> i think it's difficult to see if western powers, including the united states had anything in their diplomatic lockers, anything other than words. the 90 minute conversation that
putin had with president obama, the only thing that president obama could have used as a possible threat against vladimir putin was that they might pull out of the g8 summit in sochi in june. i'm not sure that that is actually going to have any effect on the way that russia sees the situation. vladimir putin was a busy man. the phone lines were humming. he spoke about president obama, and ban ki-moon, the secretary-general of the united nations and the french president francis hollande. in all conversations he put to the world leaders the same point and that was that russia is prepared to use force to protect russians and the black sea fleet in crimea. the big quep is what happens -- question is what happens next. what does russia do. vladimir putin has shown his hands, he says he's ready to use force and protect the assets and citizens in crime ca. the question is is -- crimea.
the question is is it a bluff, will it allow ruba to re a -- russia to reassert influence in ukraine. >> thank you to you all in simferepol, russia and kiev, covering this campaign. >> china's newsagency says separatis separatists from xingxang carried out attacks. it's a wiger ethnic area. up to 10 me attacked commuters at random. >> as police continue looking for anyone else connected with the attack, people in china vice-president coming to terms with the scale and horror of the assault. according to eyewitness possesses the gapping started
attacking passengers at random with knives. >> translation: when i came i felt something was wrong. the attackers were stabbing. >> thousands of internet users have been expressing outrage and uploading images around the station in the after math of the attack. the country's president says those responsible will be brought to justice. in the run up to the people's congress gathering in budget. authorities will be quick to control information, restricting reporting of the event to the official version issued to the state-run newsagency. >> there has been chaotic scenes as more muslim civilians .
some events were witnessed while filming. she joins me from the refugee camp. you are at the camp. tell us about conditions inside. our people held their or can they leave easily? >> conditions here are poor. many hundreds of muslims left the camp. people are desperate to get out and take their chances. it is incredibly dangerous for them to join a convoy. a week ago we met members of a fami family that got into three taxis, on the way there three were pulled out of the taxi and lynched in the street. once they are on the convoys, it's no guarantee. in the past some have been
attacked on the road to the boarders. the anti-balaka, christian militia not satisfied that the families are leaving, they don't want to let some escape with their lives. at many towns that the convoys passed through desperate families clamber on board, and that is what we saw. >> reporter: they are cooking the last of the food from the last delivery of aid three weeks ago. this church is a refuge for hundreds of muslims. they are terrified of anti-balaka christian militia who want revenge. living in fear and without enough to eat, they listen for news of a way out. a convoy is spotted, destined for cameroon. no one knows when the next one will come. she grabs what she can and takes her chances. she is not welcome here. no more muslims here, get out,
he says. >> within moments in a town with muslims and christians lived happily together the sport begins. this is not a game for people running for their lives. no one wants to be left behind. they surge at the truck in desperation. once it's gone a boy has been separated from his parents. anguish and fear are etched on his face. strangers help him find his way back. another chance, another wave of humanity. it is absolute chaos as desperate families throw themselves, their children and whatever belongings they can hold on to on to the back of a truck. a man refuses to relinquish his belongings, it's all he has left.
african union peacekeepers try to restore order. they spot an anti-balaka fighter and take out their anger on him and the inability to stop what is happening. >> translation: don't step them, they were your brath brothers before, let them go in peace. >> the old man is the last one, clinging to his possessions as a woman laughs at his humiliation. when the convoy is gone. the police who sheltered the muslims is shell shocked. >> i don't know what is going to happen to them now. i pray to the lord to protect them and accompany them to their final destination, if i have a message it's that the people along the road must help them to get out. >> there are no mislimbs here for him to shelter so the church doors are closed, the town purged of people because of their beliefs.
>> let's go back to bangui, and tania. >> we saw the au soldiers, and they seemed to stand by almost helpless to try to help the rev guess. what is their role supposed to be. what can they do and what can't they do? >> they are there to protect the civilians, and the priest came to bangui to request application for the people that he was sheltering in the church. with the convoys, they are not strictly humanitarian missions. the french or the african union need to convince truck drivers from chad or cameroon, who they need to bring in aid and supplies for themselves. then have to guarantee they can get back to the border safely. some of the convoys are attacked. on the way, on the side if you like, they are picking up families who they feel can't
deny the possibility of taking them to safety. that's why it is disorganised. they don't know how many muslim families will get on the convoys. some families left some looters, ripping permissions out of the hands and saw families looking at each other thinking they didn't want to be the last ones left. >> thank you tania. you are watching the newshour from doha. still to come - crumbling and overcrowded, the prison building in nepal, originally which had been guilt for animals. >> now the venice carnival keeps the local economy afloat. >> how the football manager is fined a six figure sum for his rehabilitation to a rival player.
details in sport. >> syrian activists are reporting 13 have been killed in air strikes on the border with turkey. the attacks carried out by the syrian government. thousands of syrian children in exile, in danger of losing out on their education. many with no choice but to put their children to works. international aid agencies are trying to help the vulnerable families. >> this boy is 12. he's the only bread winner. he works at a pastry shop, 12 hours a day, seven days a week. for his frail little body the job is exhausting. the $200 he earns is desperately needed. being pushed into the workforce means being pull the out of school.
>> i was forced to work to help my parents. rent is so expensive. if i don't help my parents, who will do that. >> mohammed is the eldest. his parents are ill. his mother says making her son work is heart breaking. >> translation: my heart breaks. his feet bleed from standing up and working. it makes me sad. >> another shop and another syrian child is working. he is 13, working 12 hours a day all week for less than half the minimum wage in jordan. he wishes he could go school. >> the worst part about working is carrying the heavy sacks, and my boss screaming at me. >> the minimum age for working is 16, but authorities have been
lenient. >> the longer refugees remain, the more vulnerable they become. families exhaust clothing and are forced to pay for food and reject. that's why agencies warn they mightnd up disengaged >> international aid agencies are trying to help get children out of work, by providing cash assistance to the parent. >> we would like to expand centres in cooperation with the minister of labour and social development which are part of the that'sal framework. so funding is an issue. >> these boys, going to school, it would make them feel important. working makes them feel like less than a burden. >> a former guantanamo bay
detainee appeared in a british court on terrorism charges. he has been carrying out humanitarian workers begg, says. he was released without charm from the u.s.-run guantanamo bay prison in cuba in 2005. >> egypt has sworn in its latest interim government, the reshuffle coming after a surprise resignation of the government. >> egypt's president swore into a knew government. the prime minister was the first to take the oath. he used to be the housing minister. however, many egyptians are waiting to see what field marshal abdul fatah al-sisi will do. there was speculation he would resign as defence minister and run for president. turns out he is staying on as minister of defence and leader of the armed forces - for now at
least. the position of interior minister has not changed, despite pressure by some political parties to remove ma ammed ibrahim. security is also unstable. it was obvious on friday. in cairo, one was killed and a dozen injured. >> we are not going to stop one day for the sake of our brothers who have been under torture. >> there was trouble in alexandria as well. a 17-year-old boy was shot dead. others were wounded in violence between security forces and demonstrators. >> he lost his life for the sake of his country and religion. the current rulers in egypt are to be blamed.
>> over the last few weeks there has been strikes and protests by workers who want to be paid more. keeping a lid on these will be a challenge for the new cabinet. it has not got much time to do anything. in the next few months presidential and parliamentary elections are due to get underway. once again there'll be another deposit in egypt. >> al jazeera continues to demand the release of its staff held in egypt. mohamed fadel fahmy, mohammed badr, and peter greste have spent 64 days in prin. they are accused of having links to a terrorist organization and spreading follows news. al jazeera relates the charges. another journalist, abdullah al-shami from the network's arabic channel has been on hunger strike for a month, after his imprisonment in august. >> let's look at the weather - beginning in california, i think. >> we are familiar with the
situation that we have in california. and here, over the last few days we have seen a change in weather. we have seen the pineapple express bring in moisture, and a series of weather fronts have come in causing problems resulting in intensity of the rain fall. in the forecast you see most of the rain is going further to the north-west of the most of the population is towards the south of the state. neverthelesses it's what we are familiar with. there's a drought in western parts of jamaica. they are illuminating going back over the last four or five months. we should have 330mm of rain fall. we have had 139, just over a third of what we should have had. there are no signs of change in the forecast either. we have a curious drought in some ways. you think of south asia being
hot. we have a drought across ports of the peninsula in malaysia, it's contrast with rainfall. it looks like the low rain fall will continue. >> thank you. every year thousands of people travel to italy for the world renown vensize carnivale. what began as a street party is keeping the local party approach. some costumes fetching $24,000 each. we have this report. >> dressed to increase at the carnival of venice. on sunday, thousands of tourists entered the city. behind the mast lies a tradition keeping the local economy afloat. they have tailored costumes for 20 years. with a price tag of $30,000, she caters for wealthy party goers.
>> the real luxury is to drain, play and wear a costume for one night. >> behind the mask, be a true self. >> organiser are the most exclusive carnival in venice. entry tickets cost $2,000. >> the first carnival in venice was held in the 13th century. behind the mask rich and poor looked equal. even if for a few days. carnival is for those that can afford it. while the party is too expensive for most party goers. it generates many millions. venice officials stay the wealth created trickles down on the entire city's economy. >> we estimate to every year
carnivale brings to the covers 40 to 50 million euros. with around 800,000 attending. it is valuable. >> while the rest of the country's economy is sinking, venice is having a ball. >> still to come on the newshour from al jazeera - as russian forces gather, we have moscow's perspective on the crisis in ukraine. >> roger federer turns back the clock in dubai. details in sport.
>> hello. the headlines - ukraine's military chief is calling up reserves wanting them to be combat ready. unidentified groups are patrolling buildings in ukraine's crimea. >> president obama told vladimir putin moscow is violating ukraine's sovereignty. in a 90 minute call vladimir putin reserved the right to protect russian interests in ukraine. >> a number of people killed in a knife attack in a railway station in south-west china rose to 33. the attack was carried out by a separatist group. >> the international crisis surrounding ukraine is a combination of unrest in the country. in november the president viktor yanukovych abrutally abandons a
trade deal in favour of closer ties with moscow. it prompts mass demonstrations. pr e.u. protesters started to occupy city hall. in january the ukrainian parliament passed strict anti-protest laws. this fuels the opposition movement. the conflict turns deadly when the live ammunition kills two protesters. the bill is repealed. the violence escalates, prompting investigations seeing tims freed from gaol and viktor yanukovych removed. the president has fled kiev. unidentified gunmen appear outside the airport, a precursor to what many feel is pending military intervention. >> a report from simferepol,
where tensions are high. >> how much has changed from thursday to saturday. then, a smallish protest. the building guarded by armed troops, and the same civilians issued orders. go back. be gone. they enjoy the power. it isn't just the parliament building and parliament itself which have been lost to kiev. the blockade spread to places like police and the security services headquarters. overnight the state tv channel was plunged into darkness. we saw military figures inside the perimeter. the airport and air space controlled by people who want to keep ukraine's influence out of here, even on civilian flights. they don't look like a random series of coincidences. >> political institutions, state prisons, airport and military installations. moscow describe these as
military objects. if you control them, you control the event. could moscow want to use the ukrainian crisis as an opportunity to take back crimea. >> the new prime minister announced he'd taken control of a raft of ministries, ranging from border control and navy to tax. if people in charge don't like it. they could resign. >> recognising my responsibility with the lives and safety of the people i call on the president to call for assistance, calling for peace and order in crimea. of course, plenty of people here like all of this. these people in sevastapol said they'd love it in russia handed out russian passports. >> translation: all of us are russians, we kept our documents.
in our souls, we are russians. >> for the speed of all this, it left others terrified. the ukrainian church were holding a service. they see troop movements, a lack of control and they are frightened. >> we wake up in the morning and don't know what will happen. every day brings surprises. >> we found crimean tatars. defending their own channel with station. vladimir putin gave the orders, it's impossible a head of state doesn't influence another country. he warned that troops were on the boarder. damages were ready. >> the russian view is it's ridiculous to claim they were innovating a place where they
have a military preps, and not claim a place which historically belonged to them. >> sergay markov is a political scientist and member of the russian parliament and joins me live from moscow - i thought he did. in fact, can you hear me, sergay, mr markov, can you hear me? it doesn't look - i'll try one more time. mr markov, it's stephen cole in doha. no. well we tried. we will try again, we wanted to get some more russian reaction to events in crimea. we'll try and get sergy markov in a moment. in the meantime we go to algeria and protesters rallied for the president's plans to stand for election for a fourth time. there was a heavy police presence, several rests were made. imran khan reports. >> anger directed at the
algerian leader, who plans to run for president again after 14 years in the top job. the crowd chants anti-slogans and hold t-shirts saying, "no." the police move in and arrest several of the protesters, and regain control of the street in downtown algiers, the country's capital. the crowd is not going to be moved. >> translation: it's the same freedom fighters in power who are in the army and in all state institutions. it's them, the betrayal of people and their history. >> many aljeerians say the election may not be fair. this man who suffered a stroke rarely makes appearances and critics say he's too frail to govern. reporters reg that and say -- reject that notion and say he can win.
>> either say elections have been rigged. the algear jan establishment -- aljeer jans feel that they could be thrown into turmoil citing situations in nigeria and other places. >> the president has not addressed his own people since may 2012. >> in venezuela, hundreds have been protesting against the detention of the opposition leader leopoldo lopez. the group on motorbikes have been demanding his freed om, saying he's been wrongly imprisoned by the president. he's accused of inciting violence during anti-government protests. >> argentina's president, kirchner made her first public appearance. >> thousands flocked to the
streets of buenos aires in what can be mistaken for an argentine version of brazilian carnival. the crowd surrounding congress were here to watch president cristina fernandez de kirchner's seventh state of the nations speech, her first public appearance since last october to remove a blood clot from the brain. her celebrations were everywhere, even in the dolls. time has not stood till in argentina. president cristina fernandez de kirchner spoke for almost three hours. she avoided mentioning the currency devaluation last month, which worsened the country's inflation, one of the highest in the world. she blamed businessmen for what she considered to be an unjustified price increase.
>> in her speech, cristina fernandez de kirchner admitted she had to deal with eight currentsry crisis since taking ovals. she said the economy is still growing and unemployment and foreign debt have never been so low. >> last trimoster we registered the lowest unemployment rate. the political analyst says high inflation undermined the benefit of social programs. cristina fernandez de kirchner will have to face economic changes in the last 16 months as president. >> the main problem is the fiscal deficit, representing 4% of g.d.p. the government will have to reduce subsidies, resulting in an increase of drifty and transportation costs. cristina fernandez de kirchner's next move will be to convince trade unions to ask for modest
wage increases whon others are sharpening their lives for the elections. >> now to the top story in ukraine and the crisis in crimea. we are able to talk to srca markov, a -- srca mark of, a split scientist and member of the russian parliament. some in the west are accusing russia of overreacting. how do you respond? >> i said the west underreacted in what happened in ukraine. in ukraine you can see the military - they are democratically elected ukrainian president yank are a are --
viktor yanukovych, and they are not able to do it. mostly in the government is someone hated bit the majority of ukrainian people. now you see a revolution in the eastern and regions of ukraine. those regions want to be part of ukraine. they don't recognise who took power in kiev. if russian troops intr the territory. they do it to save the life of ukrainian citizens, who afraid that they will be killed by neo-nazi government. >> why do you think ukrainian lives are threatened. >> ukrainian lives are
threatened bus neo-nazis is the leading political force in kiev right now because they already killed many people because they capture it - capture members of families, or some members of ukrainian parliament balls everybody could see the ukrainian can be beaten and then he was put to the put like policeman doing this by doing this to their place where they were speaking. now we see thousand of violence from the neo-nazis in ukraine... >> is the real reason why russia is angry is because ukraine at
the moment is a serious foreign policy defeat for moscow. and he can't -- >> no. >> -- and vladimir putin can't allow a domino effect to come out of the foreign policy defeat. >> no, not. ukraine not defeat of russian foreign policy. you crane is defeat of -- ukraine is international of the globe. ukraine has clear cow de tar and military come to power against the political happenings. russia will be able to protect russian national interest and life of 45 million ukrainians who speak the russian language and want ukraine to be together
with russia. >> very, very briefly, sergay, do you think this could come to war with the west? yes, it can come to war to the west. we can see that the west iranian crisis - the west destroying all principles of international law and democracy. west organise and support and conducted without det tar in ukraine, destroying democratically elected president. if the west will continue such aggressive marts, it will move the west to the war with russia. >> that's clear sergy markov in
russia. thank you for joining us. >> still to come on al jazeera in sport. bayern munich all but seal the league title going 20 points bleer in bund es leagua. more in sport.
>> dozens marched though hong kong protesting against the stabbing of a former editor of a newspaper - stabbed by a man on a motorbike. he remains in hospital. no one has been charged. >> myanmar is allowing doctors without borders to reopen some
of its clinics in the country. it can start in a number of states, but not where a lot of rohingya muss limbs live. it's unclear about the people and is unsure why the clinics were shut down. >> in nepal prisons are overcrowded and many are incarcerated in old makeshift factories. prisoners say upgrades promised by the authorities are taking too long. we have more on prison life. >> this might look like a holiday spot. this is a prison. the warden has a tough job. besides managing the prison he has to make sure the building doesn't fall apart. >> this building was built as a stable. it was turned into a prison. it is over 100 years old.
>> it was built between 184 # and 1951. maintenance is often ignored. >> the wood is rotting. >> like other prisons, this one has more people than it can manage. >> in the past days it had 20 people, now it houses more than 70. should the numbers increase, they may have to pitch tents to accommodate them. inmates have to share narrow buildings in the sun. the only way to make money is knitting. hard core criminals, petty thieves, all share the space. when the dry season starts there's a crisis. the drinking water dried up. >> we have to buy water and manage within the budget given by the government. >> last year prisoners had to manage with two mouthfuls of
water for a day. >> we have written asking for the government to be rebuilt. the government is doing it in stages. >> a u.n. study said prisons in nepal need to be upgraded. prison operators and police say it's happening. for most inmates, it's taking too long. >> time for sport with jo. >> astonishing scenes in the english premier league. newcastle manager alan pardew has been fined $168,000 by his club after head-butting a player. the touchline confrontation happened in the 70th minute. david meyler barged into alan pardew, before the manager retaliated with his head. the incident overshadowed the 4-1 away winner over hull. they will launch on investigation into the incident. >> the incident was on top of
me, i tried to ease him away with me, but put my head in a forward motion. i apologised to him and my own fans. i don't think it was a head but. it wasn't a motion that was quick. it was a pushing him away. >> chelsea extended their lead. jose mourinho and his club beat their opposition. >> chelsea leads the table. arsenal dropped down to third on goal difference. tottenham hopes to tighten a grip on fifth, taking on cardiff city. manchester city sits in fourth. they are two games behind the leaders, and turn their attention to the league cup final in which they'll play sunderland. >> things are tight at the top
of the premier league. bayern munich 20 clear at the top of the bundize leaguer. schalke, you may have remember, were beaten 6-1 by real madrid. they were four goals down. im robbins completed the scoring. a penalty giving him his hat-trick. >> it was a bad day for laver cuesen. they suffered a defeat. the only goal came, condemning the team to a third defeat in a row. >> an unbeaten streak to eight straight matches. despite going down to 10 men, they won. they started well. scoring after six minutes, since they ran out 2-0 winners. >> the big game in spain takes place with atletico taking on
real, after a 6-1 win over schalke. and sit top of the spanish league. real's manager knows a loss would see atletico overhaul them at the top. we know it would be a tough game. because it's a match against the team fighting with us for the league and it would be very difficult game, but we are going to play with a lot of confidence. >> second-place john barasso take on maria, but viel ae real kick off the proceedings against real bettis in a few moments time. >> the juventus could go 11 clear beating ac milan, following roma's disappointing score with inter milan on
saturday. >> roger federer won his first title for nine months, winning the dubai championship. in the final, it was seeded higher than him in third. it showed early on with the czech taking the first 6-3. the former world number one came back to win the next two sets 6-4, 6-3. it's the 32-year-old's sixth dubai trophy. >> it was not looking good for a while. i got up, broken back, broken again, lost a set, broken to be down, a set in the break. i didn't think i would win tonight. he was consistent. i was going through phases big time. >> a second act title won by besha trove, taking the first set on a tie break.
the second lost 6-3, but fought back to take the decider and will go up to a career high 16 in the world rankings. >> australian cricket captain michael clark reached the century as australia piled on the runs. the solicitors started the second day op 331 for three. despite being stuck on 99, clarke reached 434/4 at lunch. two favourite for the asia cup - india and pakistan - face each other in dhaka for match six. they have lost one and won one so far. defending champ lions wan the toss and restricted india. roying closing in an a first win, finishing the thirdly round of the honda classic.
winning this event two years ago. shooting a one under par 69, going into the final round. tiger woods had a better day with a 65 to close seven behind rory mcilroy in a tie to 17. the final day of formula 1 pre-season testing got under way. sebastien vettel hoping for a change in fortune. the german and his team went from bad to worse. to the extent they couldn't complete one lap, with the car rolling to a halt. the team sent him out. he couldn't make it past the pit exit. >> we haven't had a chance to explore the speed of the car, reliability. equally, that's what testing is for. yes. at the moment we have a lot of
different problems. it's not the best situation to be in. we can't change it. everybody is extremely motivated, fired up to change it. which doesn't happen overnight. >> there's plenty more on the website, check out and details on how to get in touch with twitter and facebook. that's all for sport. >> thousand in rio de janeiro have been celebrating one of the world's biggest parties. it is the beginning of the countdown to lent in the christian calendar, and mardi grass. thousands backed into a stadium to watch the samba schools. it's brass ill -- brazil's large festival before the world cup. >> i want to show you how colourful the rio carnival it.
it is 75,000 people in this stadium. this is the first night of the carnival in the famous stadium, and one of the first schools has taken to the runway. you can get a sense of how colourful everything is and how elaborate the costumes are. there are hundreds of dancers and performers in each of the schools. there is also floats and they are judged. a team of judges decides how well they do and assigns points. if they do well enough they are assigned to the special group, which is a big carnival, and that kicks off sunday night and monday night as well. but people here in brazil like to see the rio carnival is the biggest party on earth and you see why. >> i wish i could be there. >> anyway, stay with us here on al jazeera. another full bulletin is coming up. adrian will guide you through
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